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Juno with a Peacock: C.3176-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Juno with a Peacock


Factory: Royal Porcelain Manufactory
Factory: Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur
Modeller: Müller, Johann Georg, modeller




Hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, pale mauve, a little red, shades of brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilt; the base is open and the interior of the base and figure is glazed.
The base is in the form of a circular bank of clouds which rise up in the centre. Juno is seated with her right foot crossed over her left in front of the base. She has a ruddy cheeks, red lips, and slanting brown eyebrows. Her brown hair is piled up on top at the front, and hangs down her back from a white knot. She wears a pale mauve frontlet decorated with green jewel flanked by strings of white and gold beads. She is nude apart from a yellow and pink drape which is suspended from her shoulders at the back by a white strap with gold beading and a green and gold jewel at centre front. The yellow part of the drape is decorated with groups of four gold spots. She holds a gold sceptre in her right hand and holds her bent left arm up at waist level. A peacock with its tail closed is perched on the clouds on her left.


History note: Purchased from Nachelsohn's shop in King Street, St James's, London, on 19 January 1917 for £5 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.4 cm
Width: 10.6 cm

Relative size of this object

10.6 cm19.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Berlin

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


Late 18th century
Circa 1765 - 1785

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, pale mauve, a little red, shades of brown, grey, and black) gold
Back To Front Depth 11.5 cm

Materials used in production

clear Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, slip-cast, glazed, painted in blue, green, yellow, pink, flesh-pink, pale mauve, a little red, shades of brown, grey, and black enamels, and gilded

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3176-1928
Primary reference Number: 74451
Old object number: 4581
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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